What is this blog all about?

As I haven't written much for a while I thought I might reintroduce myself and give you a little reminder about what this blog is all about... The brief version is that my Dad was a Philosopher and he wrote about morals and ethics.  We talked for hours about how challenging it was raising children … Continue reading What is this blog all about?

Challenge 19 – Bee Curious

Your challenge this week: to sit and watch bees in the garden or the park and talk to your children about why they are so important.  To get creative and discover ways that we might easily encourage more little bees to make their homes nearby or contribute to an insect survey. This challenge encourages the … Continue reading Challenge 19 – Bee Curious

Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas

Your challenge this week: to make one simple and thoughtful change this Christmas to reduce the amount of plastic your family uses. Before you are put off please let's begin by being reasonable and realistic here, there is no expectation for you to boycott all plastic. It's an impossible and unrealistic ask. Instead, learn a … Continue reading Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas

Challenge 16 – to donate a food item, together with your child, to your local food bank.

Your challenge this week:  to choose one or two items at the supermarket to donate to the local food bank.  Talk to your children about food banks and discuss some of the issues surrounding food poverty.  Take them to the shops to buy a few items and donate them to a food bank. This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 16 – to donate a food item, together with your child, to your local food bank.

Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Your challenge this week: to make a very simple birdfeeder using just pinecones, lard and birdseed, and then watch your garden birds go crazy for the extra food over the winter.  It's a child-friendly project which I know you, your children, and the birds will find hugely rewarding. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, … Continue reading Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

Your challenge this week: to eat pancakes for breakfast, to be as indulgent with your TOPPINGS as your TIME spent with your family around the table. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Patience. What you need to complete your challenge this week: At least 1 hour 100g of flour, 2 … Continue reading Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast

Your challenge this week: to turn a forage into a feast, from hedgerow to jar.  This challenge will give your children an insight into how a day out picking blackberries can, in a few short hours provide us something tasty to put on a crumpet! This challenge encourages the following values: Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, … Continue reading Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast